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Loud sounds cause a reflex contraction of the skeletal muscles within the middle ear (tensor tympani and stapedius). Contraction of tensor tympani and stapedius leads to a reduction in sound transmission from the eardrum to the oval window of the inner ear. This sound-induced contraction of the tensor tympani and stapedius is referred to as the __________ reflex.



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Posted: Wednesday, November 11, 2015